Dr. René A. Pfromm, LL.M. (Harvard)
Executive Advisor | Business Mediator | Speaker
René is one of the very few negotiators who combine broad practical experience, profound theoretical foundations acquired at the world’s leading academic institutions as well as the experience and tested skills to add value through consulting and training services.
As a lawyer with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, René has negotiated with clients, counsel and regulators – repeatedly in the context of high-stake, complex, time-sensitive environments and crisis situations. Hence, clients can count on him even in their toughest negotiations. During his client secondment René was part of the legal inhouse team (group management level) of one of the world’s largest energy companies. During his multi-year work experience in Greater China, René has effectively maneuvered through high-stakes intercultural negotiations in corporate transactions, internal investigations and regulatory proceedings.
René is a graduate of the University of Bonn (Dr. iur.), Harvard Law School (LL.M.) and King‘s College London (M.A. econ.). He is an alumnus of the Oxford Programme on Negotiation at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, the Executive Negotiation Workshop at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, and other leading executive education programs.
René is a clinical professor at the University of Bonn, Bucerius Law School and the German University of Administrative Sciences. He is a faculty member in executive education and leadership programs and regularly speaks on negotiation topics at universities and conferences around the world. René is the author of “Effektives Verhandeln – Strategien und Taktiken für Anwälte” (Effective Negotiating – Strategies and Tactics for Lawyers), Deutscher Anwaltverlag (Link) and of “Verhandlungsführung für Praktiker” (Negotiation Management for Practitioner), Walter de Gruyter (forthcoming, Amazon link).
Marc Ohrendorf, LL.M. (London)
Associate | Business Mediator
Marc combines a strong understanding of corporate disputes with an extensive workshop experience and thorough, business-oriented mediation skills. During his work for CMS Hasche Sigle and a boutique arbitration law firm, Marc dealt with numerous international corporate negotiations and disputes to be resolved. He was regularly involved in arbitration proceedings under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and other major arbitration institutions. Marc has repeatedly acted as a business mediator and was awarded “Best Mediator 2015” at an international mediation competition co-organized by the International Bar Association (IBA).
He is the co-founder and director of a unique negotiation workshop provider for young professionals and host of an annual arbitration conference under the auspice of the Danish Institute of Arbitration.